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International Training Programme on Sustainable Urban Water and Sanitation (SUWAS)

Training on urban water and sanitation planning

NIRAS Indevelop is managing an international training programme on sustainable urban water and sanitation services.

The International Training Programmes on Sustainable Urban Water and Sanitation (SUWAS) are comprehensive capacity building interventions with the overarching objective to contribute to planning and implementation of better and sustainable urban water and sanitation services. Consequently, the programme makes sure that the rights, needs and demands of all citizens, including those of marginalised groups, are taken into account in the planning.

The international training programmes are implemented by NIRAS Indevelop in cooperation with WaterAid.

We run four SUWAS programmes in 2017

SUWAS 2017 A Programme dates:

  • Total duration of the programme: March 2017 - May 2018
  • Course 1: In Sweden, May 29 - June 16, 2017
  • Course 2: In Cambodia: October 16 - 27, 2017

Eligible countries: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Nepal

To promote actual collaboration and integration between participants in their national working context, the programme aims to gather organisations operating in the same geographical area. The programme is therefore focusing on the following areas: Bangladesh - Khulna; Cambodia - Phnom Penh; Lao PDR - Vientiane; Myanmar - Mandalay; Nepal - Kathmandu.

Closed for application 2017, but will run again with similar timings in 2018. 

SUWAS 2017 B Programme dates:

  • Total duration of the programme: May 2017 - September 2018
  • Course 1: In Sweden, September 11-29, 2017
  • Course 2: In Uganda: 2 weeks in February / March, 2018

Eligible countries: Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

To promote actual collaboration and integration between participants in their national working context, the programme aims to gather organisations operating in the same geographical area. The programme is therefore focusing on the following areas:  Kenya - Narok;  Rwanda - Kigali; Tanzania - Babati; Uganda - Amuria and similar smaller towns; Zambial - Lusaka.

Application deadline is March 31, 2017

For more information SUWAS-ITP Publications 

For SUWAS 2017 C- Africa and SUWAS 2017 D-Asia, more information will be available soon.